Europe/Americas update: February 14 2018

CLIMATE CHANGE Well folks, it’s been fun. I hope whatever supremely heat- and water-resistant creature inherits this planet does a better job with it than we did: A draft United Nations climate science report contains dire news about the warming of the planet, suggesting it will likely cross the key marker of 1.5 degrees Celsius, or 2.7… Continue reading Europe/Americas update: February 14 2018

Dear Marine Le Pen: that’s not what “secular” means

Marine Le Pen, leader of France’s answer to the Tea Party and connoisseur of fine vintage fear-based xenophobia, gave an interview to Al-Jazeera yesterday and offered this commentary on Islam and secular society: AJ: Do you believe then that, at a certain level, Islam as a religion is in some way incompatible with French values? … Continue reading Dear Marine Le Pen: that’s not what “secular” means